About Ray

Ray describes himself as a Celtic New Monastic for Tomorrow's World. He is the Founding Guardian of the international Community of Aidan and Hilda, a movement of Christians who seek to restore Christianity as a way of life with a rhythm of prayer, work, learning, service and re-creation. He is a principal tutor in its Celtic Christian Studies programmes and an author of over thirty books on spirituality, changing church and society, and liturgy.  He lives in a Community House in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, a few miles from UK's Holy Island of Lindisfarne, which houses the Community's Retreat and Study Centre, The Open Gate. He engages in mentoring, leadership training and lectures and leads retreats in several continents.

Ray is ordained an Anglican priest and as a church planter has been recognised as a Methodist and as a United Reformed minister, as a minister to Baptists, as a Quaker adherent and he was commissioned by a Catholic Diocese to ‘build one family of Christians’.

Other interests include the gym, hill scrambling, galleries and films. He has family in Norwich UK and Cork, Ireland.


a prayer...
The Cross upon you to free you from sin The cross above you heaven to win. The cross around you to make you complete The Cross beneath you to earth your feet. The Cross beyond you to stretch your heart The Cross within you, Christ to impart.
Taken from
St Aidan's Way of Mission
£7.99 + P&P
More Info
buy now
Houses of Prayer
£15.00 + P&P
More Info
buy now